Volume 9, Number 1 - Fall 2017


Jody Berland is Professor in the Department of Humanities, York University, Toronto. She is Principal Investigator of the SSHRC funded research project, Digital Animalities: Media Representations of Nonhuman Life in the Age of Risk, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Human Animal Studies, Edge Hill University, UK.    

Matthew Calarco is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Fullerton, where he teaches courses in animal philosophy, Continental philosophy, ethics, and social and political philosophy. His research lies at the intersection of animal studies, environmental studies, radical social justice movements, and decolonial thought and practice. He is currently working on a project entitled Altermobilities: Reflections on Roadkill and Other Sacrificeable Lives, and his most recent books are Thinking Through Animals: Identity, Difference, Indistinction, and Re-encountering Other Animals (edited with Dominik Ohrem).

Elizabeth Cherry is Associate Professor of Sociology at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY, where she conducts research on human-animal relationships, social movements, culture, and environmental sociology. She is the author of Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States (Routledge, 2016) and is currently writing a book about birding and wildlife conservation.

Estée Crenshaw graduated with her MFA in fiction from Brigham Young University. She currently works as an adjunct English instructor at Utah Valley University and as a corporate writer and editor. 

Erica Fudge is Professor of English Studies in the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She is also the founder and director of the British Animal Studies Network. Her recent publications have appeared in the journals Angelaki; Theory, Culture and Society; History and Theory; and New Formations; and her book, Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes: People and their Animals in Early Modern England will be published by Cornell University Press next year.

Dr. J. Kasi Jackson is an Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at West Virginia University. Her research covers faculty development, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, gendered impacts on animal behavior research, and the representation of science and scientists in popular culture. She completed her PhD in biology, with a focus on animal behavior, and graduate certificate in women's studies at the University of Kentucky. Her undergraduate degrees are in biology and studio art.

Lucyna Kostuch graduated with a degree in History from Gdansk University, which awarded her a PhD in 2000. Since then, she has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Ancient History at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. Her main research interests are: ancient Greek warfare, ancient Greek religion; animals in ancient Greek culture; ancient Greek environmental history.   

Roberto Marchesini is an ethologist, philosopher, and one of the principal advocates of posthumanism in Italy. He is also founder of the school SIUA in Bologna, which endeavors to train animals though mutual communication rather than mechanically through conditioning.

Nathaniel Myers is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame. His research is in Irish and British poetry and poetics, and he is currently working on a project on twentieth-century “creature poetry,” which considers the work of poets through the lens of posthumanism, with special focus on nonhuman, and not-quite-human, lyric voices. He is also the co-editor of Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies (breac.nd.edu).

Dagmar Van Engen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Southern California. Their research examines American science fiction, queer theory, transgender studies, race, and animality.